Classification – name: Literary studies
Author: Valeria G. Andreeva
Pages: 549-564
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Research Article
Collection: «The History of Literature»: Non-scientific sources of a scientific genre

Year of publication: 2022
Place of publication: Moscow


Andreeva, V.G. “ʽThe History of Russian Literature of the 19th Century’ Edited by D.N. Ovsyaniko-Kulikovsky: from ‘Norm’ and ‘Pathology’ to ‘Winged Soul’.” “The History of Literature”: Non-Scientific Sources of a Scientific Genre. Ex. ed. Maria R. Nenarokova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2022, pp. 549–564. (In Russian)

About the author:

Valeria G. Andreeva, DSc in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia; Professor, Kostroma State University, Dzerzhinsky St., 17, 156005 Kostroma, Russia.


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The article deals with the collective scientific work “History of Russian Literature of the 19th century”, edited by D.N. Ovsyaniko-Kulikovsky, containing a review and analysis of the social and literary life of Russia in the 19th century. The position of the editor and authors, the originality of the construction of the multivolume edition is noted, significant images and techniques are described. The article highlights the main advantages and disadvantages of the “History of Russian Literature”, an attempt is made to identify the most important artistic features of this collective work, which at one time enjoyed great popularity.

Keywords: History of Russian literature, D.N. Ovsyaniko-Kulikovsky, artistic originality, psychologism, genre, author, literary life, image, character.